Posts Tagged ‘religious’
There’s no question that McDonald’s restaurants have enormous influence in our culture. Some sources indicate that Ronald McDonald is the most widely recognized name among small children, and when the sign says “billions served” you can count on it. That kind of influence in the culture is the Holy Grail for business leaders. I was thinking about that recently during a conversation with David Kinnaman of The Barna Group. David mentioned that according to their research, for every McDonald’s in America, there are roughly Read the full article »
If you haven’t seen this you should. It’s been viewed on various platforms more than seven million times. Simon Sinek speaking at a Ted Conference on how leaders inspire action. Especially if you’re a leader of a nonprofit or religious organization, you need to turn off the distractions, sit down, and take 18 minutes to view this:
Recently we polled a number of organizations across the country and asked them “What is the biggest obstacle to positive change in your business or organization?” We discovered the answer is poor leadership. It’s the #1 obstacle to change in most organizations. What does that mean? I believe a visionary leader is the single most important issue in making organizational change happen. You can have a great team in place, the best funding, the right resources, and more, but without great leadership, Read the full article »
For most people, geography impacts inspiration. There are extraordinary places on the planet that spark our imaginations and light up our creativity. The problem is, most people never think about “location” when it comes to creativity. Trust me – high performing creative people know the places that inspire them. For novelist Stephen King, it’s Durham, Maine, where he grew up in the 60’s. For poet Langston Hughes, it was the jazz clubs of Harlem. For Toy Inventor A.C. Gilbert, it’s the train line in Connecticut. For me, it’s the area around Read the full article »
Recently, Kathleen and I visited the Huntington Library, Gardens, and Art Collection in Pasadena. Founded by Henry and Arabella Huntington, their mansion was transformed in a museum after their death in 1927. Among other outstanding collections, it has an incredible hall of British portraits. As I walked through the galleries of the political, artistic, social, and military leaders featured in the portraits, I saw serious “intention” in their faces. They lived their lives strategically and with purpose. They didn’t leave much to chance when it came to ambition and career goals. As I studied the paintings of military generals, writers and artists, business and government leaders, I wondered about the place of ambition in my own life. What would have happened had I Read the full article »
I’m working on a book on the future of Christian media and I’d love to know your thoughts.
Will Christian media (particularly radio and TV) exist in 5-10 years?
Will it look like it does today? Will it be effective?
What will it look like?
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Dawn Baldwin and I found this church logo in Ft. Collins, Colorado last week. Can you explain it? It’s way beyond me. In a distracted, digital age, names and logos matter. It’s tough to get people to give your message or your organization the time of day unless the Read the full article »